Sumatran rhinoceros

Sumatran rhinoceros

Inspiration I googled “strong endangered species 2021” and read an article about the Sixth Mass Extinction. I felt very sad and hopeless after reading it, but I liked the accompanying rhinoceros photo. I searched for other photos of the Sumatran rhinoceros, and chose...
sea turtle

sea turtle

Inspiration I spent some time looking at search results for “endangered species 2021.” I feel very sad at the thought of all the animals that the next generation of humans will never know. This month’s theme is “I will be tender toward weakness,” but not many of the...
Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii

inspiration I wanted to paint a flower because I’m tired of tan and browns. I googled “endangered plants” and found mention of the Rafflesia. It’s a very rare, huge flower (1 m in diameter). The image I settled on as a reference for painting is...
laughing camels

laughing camels

Inspiration I searched for “joy and animals” and linked to the National Geography Kids slideshow of animals with happy expressions. This group of camels looks to me like the one on the letter left is telling a joke and the other two are laughing. It made me smile....
4 honeybees

4 honeybees

inspiration for mindfulness month, I wanted to work on an image that would involve repetition. I thought of painting insects, so I would have several bodies to paint. That reminded me that honeybees are in danger and I haven’t painted them before. I googled “bees” and...